2005 Dec UGC NET Paper-1

Question 1
Team teaching has the potential to develop :
A
Competitive spirit
B
Cooperation
C
The habit of supplementing the teaching of each other
D
Highlighting the gaps in each others teaching
       Teaching Aptitude       Types-of-Teaching
Question 2
Which of the following is the most important characteristic of Open Book Examination system ?
A
Students become serious.
B
It improves attendance in the classroom.
C
It reduces examination anxiety amongst students.
D
It compels students to think.
Question 3
Which of the following methods of teaching encourages the use of maximum senses ?
A
Problem-solving method
B
Laboratory method
C
Self-study method
D
Team teaching method
Question 4
Which of the following statement is correct ?
A
Communicator should have fine senses
B
Communicator should have tolerance power
C
Communicator should be soft spoken
D
Communicator should have good personality
       Communication       Communicator-Characteristics
Question 5
An effective teacher is one who can :
A
control the class
B
give more information in less time
C
motivate students to learn
D
correct the assignments carefully
Question 6
One of the following is not a quality of researcher :
A
Unison with that of which he is in search
B
He must be of alert mind
C
Keenness in enquiry
D
His assertion to outstrip the evidence
       Research Aptitude       Research-Characteristics
Question 7
A satisfactory statistical quantitative method should not possess one of the following qualities :
A
Appropriateness
B
Measurability
C
Comparability
D
Flexibility
       Research Aptitude       Types-of-Research
Question 8
Books and records are the primary sources of data in :
A
historical research
B
participatory research
C
clinical research
D
laboratory research
       Research Aptitude       Types-of-Research
Question 9
Which of the following statement is correct ?
A
objectives should be pin-pointed
B
objectives can be written in statement or question form
C
another word for problem is variable
D
all the above
       Research Aptitude       Research-Characteristics
Question 10
The important pre-requisites of a researcher in sciences, social sciences and humanities are :
A
laboratory skills, records, supervisor, topic
B
Supervisor, topic, critical analysis, patience
C
archives, supervisor, topic, flexibility in thinking
D
topic, supervisor, good temperament, pre-conceived notions
       Research Aptitude       Characteristices-of-Researcher
Question 11
Read the following passage and answer the questions 11 to 15 : Knowledge creation in many cases requires creativity and idea generation. This is especially important in generating alternative decision support solutions. Some people believe that an individuals creative ability stems primarily from personality traits such as inventiveness, independence, individuality, enthusiasm, and flexibility. However,several studies have found that creativity is not so much a function of individual traits as was once believed, and that individual creativity can be learned and improved. This understanding has led innovative companies to recognise that the key to fostering creativity may be the development of an idea-nurturing work environment. Idea- generation methods and techniques, to be used by individuals or in groups, are consequently being developed. Manual methods for supporting idea generation, such as brainstorming in a group, can be very successful in certain situations. However, in other situations, such an approach is either not economically feasible or not possible. For example, manual methods in group creativity sessions will not work or will not be effective when : (1) there is no time to conduct a proper idea-generation session; (2) there is a poor facilitator (or no facilitator at all); (3) it is too expensive to conduct an idea-generation session; (4) the subject matter is too sensitive for a face-to-face session; or (5) there are not enough participants, the mix of participants is not optimal, or there is no climate for idea generation. In such cases, computerised idea-generation methods have been tried, with frequent success.
Idea-generation software is designed to help stimulate a single user or a group to produce new ideas, options and choices. The user does all the work, but the software encourages and pushes, something like a personal trainer. Although idea-generation software is still relatively new, there are several packages on the market. Various approaches are used by idea-generating software to increase the flow of ideas to the user. Idea Fisher, for example, has an associate lexicon of the English language that cross-references words and phrases. These associative links, based on analogies and metaphors, make it easy for the user to be fed words related to a given theme. Some software packages use questions to prompt the user towards new, unexplored patterns of thought. This helps users to break out of cyclical thinking patterns, conquer mental blocks, or deal with bouts of procrastination.

The author, in this passage has focused on
A
knowledge creation
B
idea-generation
C
creativity
D
individual traits
       Reading-Comprehension       Reading-Comprehension
Question 12
Read the following passage and answer the questions 11 to 15 : Knowledge creation in many cases requires creativity and idea generation. This is especially important in generating alternative decision support solutions. Some people believe that an individuals creative ability stems primarily from personality traits such as inventiveness, independence, individuality, enthusiasm, and flexibility. However,several studies have found that creativity is not so much a function of individual traits as was once believed, and that individual creativity can be learned and improved. This understanding has led innovative companies to recognise that the key to fostering creativity may be the development of an idea-nurturing work environment. Idea- generation methods and techniques, to be used by individuals or in groups, are consequently being developed. Manual methods for supporting idea generation, such as brainstorming in a group, can be very successful in certain situations. However, in other situations, such an approach is either not economically feasible or not possible. For example, manual methods in group creativity sessions will not work or will not be effective when : (1) there is no time to conduct a proper idea-generation session; (2) there is a poor facilitator (or no facilitator at all); (3) it is too expensive to conduct an idea-generation session; (4) the subject matter is too sensitive for a face-to-face session; or (5) there are not enough participants, the mix of participants is not optimal, or there is no climate for idea generation. In such cases, computerised idea-generation methods have been tried, with frequent success.
Idea-generation software is designed to help stimulate a single user or a group to produce new ideas, options and choices. The user does all the work, but the software encourages and pushes, something like a personal trainer. Although idea-generation software is still relatively new, there are several packages on the market. Various approaches are used by idea-generating software to increase the flow of ideas to the user. Idea Fisher, for example, has an associate lexicon of the English language that cross-references words and phrases. These associative links, based on analogies and metaphors, make it easy for the user to be fed words related to a given theme. Some software packages use questions to prompt the user towards new, unexplored patterns of thought. This helps users to break out of cyclical thinking patterns, conquer mental blocks, or deal with bouts of procrastination.

Fostering creativity needs an environment of
A
decision support systems
B
idea-nurturing
C
decision support solutions
D
alternative individual factors
       Reading-Comprehension       Reading-Comprehension
Question 13
Read the following passage and answer the questions 11 to 15 : Knowledge creation in many cases requires creativity and idea generation. This is especially important in generating alternative decision support solutions. Some people believe that an individuals creative ability stems primarily from personality traits such as inventiveness, independence, individuality, enthusiasm, and flexibility. However,several studies have found that creativity is not so much a function of individual traits as was once believed, and that individual creativity can be learned and improved. This understanding has led innovative companies to recognise that the key to fostering creativity may be the development of an idea-nurturing work environment. Idea- generation methods and techniques, to be used by individuals or in groups, are consequently being developed. Manual methods for supporting idea generation, such as brainstorming in a group, can be very successful in certain situations. However, in other situations, such an approach is either not economically feasible or not possible. For example, manual methods in group creativity sessions will not work or will not be effective when : (1) there is no time to conduct a proper idea-generation session; (2) there is a poor facilitator (or no facilitator at all); (3) it is too expensive to conduct an idea-generation session; (4) the subject matter is too sensitive for a face-to-face session; or (5) there are not enough participants, the mix of participants is not optimal, or there is no climate for idea generation. In such cases, computerised idea-generation methods have been tried, with frequent success.
Idea-generation software is designed to help stimulate a single user or a group to produce new ideas, options and choices. The user does all the work, but the software encourages and pushes, something like a personal trainer. Although idea-generation software is still relatively new, there are several packages on the market. Various approaches are used by idea-generating software to increase the flow of ideas to the user. Idea Fisher, for example, has an associate lexicon of the English language that cross-references words and phrases. These associative links, based on analogies and metaphors, make it easy for the user to be fed words related to a given theme. Some software packages use questions to prompt the user towards new, unexplored patterns of thought. This helps users to break out of cyclical thinking patterns, conquer mental blocks, or deal with bouts of procrastination.

Manual methods for the support of idea-generation, in certain occasions,
A
are alternatively effective
B
can be less expensive
C
do not need a facilitator
D
require a mix of optimal participants
       Reading-Comprehension       Reading-Comprehension
Question 14
Read the following passage and answer the questions 11 to 15 : Knowledge creation in many cases requires creativity and idea generation. This is especially important in generating alternative decision support solutions. Some people believe that an individuals creative ability stems primarily from personality traits such as inventiveness, independence, individuality, enthusiasm, and flexibility. However,several studies have found that creativity is not so much a function of individual traits as was once believed, and that individual creativity can be learned and improved. This understanding has led innovative companies to recognise that the key to fostering creativity may be the development of an idea-nurturing work environment. Idea- generation methods and techniques, to be used by individuals or in groups, are consequently being developed. Manual methods for supporting idea generation, such as brainstorming in a group, can be very successful in certain situations. However, in other situations, such an approach is either not economically feasible or not possible. For example, manual methods in group creativity sessions will not work or will not be effective when : (1) there is no time to conduct a proper idea-generation session; (2) there is a poor facilitator (or no facilitator at all); (3) it is too expensive to conduct an idea-generation session; (4) the subject matter is too sensitive for a face-to-face session; or (5) there are not enough participants, the mix of participants is not optimal, or there is no climate for idea generation. In such cases, computerised idea-generation methods have been tried, with frequent success.
Idea-generation software is designed to help stimulate a single user or a group to produce new ideas, options and choices. The user does all the work, but the software encourages and pushes, something like a personal trainer. Although idea-generation software is still relatively new, there are several packages on the market. Various approaches are used by idea-generating software to increase the flow of ideas to the user. Idea Fisher, for example, has an associate lexicon of the English language that cross-references words and phrases. These associative links, based on analogies and metaphors, make it easy for the user to be fed words related to a given theme. Some software packages use questions to prompt the user towards new, unexplored patterns of thought. This helps users to break out of cyclical thinking patterns, conquer mental blocks, or deal with bouts of procrastination.

Idea-generation software works as if it is a :
A
stimulant
B
knowledge package
C
user-friendly trainer
D
climate creator
       Reading-Comprehension       Reading-Comprehension
Question 15
Read the following passage and answer the questions 11 to 15 : Knowledge creation in many cases requires creativity and idea generation. This is especially important in generating alternative decision support solutions. Some people believe that an individuals creative ability stems primarily from personality traits such as inventiveness, independence, individuality, enthusiasm, and flexibility. However,several studies have found that creativity is not so much a function of individual traits as was once believed, and that individual creativity can be learned and improved. This understanding has led innovative companies to recognise that the key to fostering creativity may be the development of an idea-nurturing work environment. Idea- generation methods and techniques, to be used by individuals or in groups, are consequently being developed. Manual methods for supporting idea generation, such as brainstorming in a group, can be very successful in certain situations. However, in other situations, such an approach is either not economically feasible or not possible. For example, manual methods in group creativity sessions will not work or will not be effective when : (1) there is no time to conduct a proper idea-generation session; (2) there is a poor facilitator (or no facilitator at all); (3) it is too expensive to conduct an idea-generation session; (4) the subject matter is too sensitive for a face-to-face session; or (5) there are not enough participants, the mix of participants is not optimal, or there is no climate for idea generation. In such cases, computerised idea-generation methods have been tried, with frequent success.
Idea-generation software is designed to help stimulate a single user or a group to produce new ideas, options and choices. The user does all the work, but the software encourages and pushes, something like a personal trainer. Although idea-generation software is still relatively new, there are several packages on the market. Various approaches are used by idea-generating software to increase the flow of ideas to the user. Idea Fisher, for example, has an associate lexicon of the English language that cross-references words and phrases. These associative links, based on analogies and metaphors, make it easy for the user to be fed words related to a given theme. Some software packages use questions to prompt the user towards new, unexplored patterns of thought. This helps users to break out of cyclical thinking patterns, conquer mental blocks, or deal with bouts of procrastination.

Mental blocks, bouts of procrastination and cyclical thinking patterns can be won when :
A
innovative companies employ electronic thinking methods
B
idea-generation software prompts questions
C
manual methods are removed
D
individuals acquire a neutral attitude towards the software
       Reading-Comprehension       Reading-Comprehension
Question 16
Level C of the effectiveness of communication is defined as :
A
channel noise
B
semantic noise
C
psychological noise
D
source noise
       Communication       Communication-Effectiveness
Question 17
Recording a television programme on a VCR is an example of :
A
time-shifting
B
content reference
C
mechanical clarity
D
media synchronisation
       ICT       VCR
Question 18
A good communicator is the one who offers to his audience :
A
plentiful of information
B
a good amount of statistics
C
concise proof
D
repetition of facts
       Communication       Nature-of-Communication
Question 19
The largest number of newspapers in India is published from the state of :
A
Kerala
B
Maharashtra
C
West Bengal
D
Uttar Pradesh
       ICT       Newspaper
Question 20
Insert the missing number :
8 24 12 ? 18 54
A
26
B
24
C
36
D
32
       Mathematical-Reasoning       Series-Test
Question 20 Explanation: 
Question 21
January 1, 1995 was Sunday. What day of the week lies on January 1, 1996 ?
A
Sunday
B
Monday
C
Saturday
D
None of these
       Mathematical-Reasoning       Calendar
Question 21 Explanation: 
No. of odd days between Jan 1st 1995 to Jan 1st 1996 is 1.
∴ Jan 1st, 1996 is Monday.
Question 22
The sum of a positive number and its reciprocal is twice the difference of the number and its reciprocal. The number is :
A
√2
B
1/ √2
C
√3
D
1/ √3
       Mathematical-Reasoning       Number-Theory
Question 22 Explanation: 
Question 23
In a certain code, ROUNDS is written as RONUDS. How will PLEASE will be written in the same code :
A
L PA E S E
B
P L A E S E
C
L P A E E S
D
P L A S E E
       Mathematical-Reasoning       Coding-and-Decoding
Question 23 Explanation: 
Question 24
At what time between 5.30 and 6.00 will the hands of an clock be at right angles ?
A
43 (5/11) min. past 5
B
43 (7/11) min. past 5
C
40 min. past 5
D
45 min past 5
       Mathematical-Reasoning       Clock-Related-Test
Question 24 Explanation: 
Question 25
Statements :
I All students are ambitious
II All ambitious persons are hard working
Conclusions :
(i) All students are hard-working
(ii) All hardly working people are not ambitious
Which of the following is correct ?
A
Only (i) is correct
B
Only (ii) is correct
C
Both (i) and (ii) are correct
D
Neither (i) nor (ii) is correct
       Logical-Reasoning       Validity-of-Arguments
Question 25 Explanation: 
Question 26
Statement :
Most students are intelligent
Conclusions :
(i) Some students are intelligent
(ii) All students are not intelligent
Which of the following is implied ?
A
Only (i) is implied
B
Only (ii) is implied
C
Both (i) and (ii) are implied
D
Neither (i) nor (ii) is implied
       Logical-Reasoning       Validity-of-Arguments
Question 26 Explanation: 
Most students are intelligent means that not all students are intelligent. Only (ii) is implied.
Question 27
Statement : Most labourers are poor
Conclusions :
(i) Some labourers are poor
(ii) All labourers are not poor
Which of the following is implied ?
A
Only (i) is implied
B
Only (ii) is implied
C
Both (i) and (ii) are implied
D
Neither (i) nor (ii) is implied
       Logical-Reasoning       Validity-of-Arguments
Question 27 Explanation: 
Most labours are poor means that not all labours are poor. Only (ii) is implied.
Question 28
Line access and avoidance of collision are the main functions of :
A
the CPU
B
the monitor
C
network protocols
D
wide area networks
       ICT       Network-Protocols
Question 28 Explanation: 
Subaltern:- of lower status.
→ which implies inequality
Question 29
In the hypermedia database, information bits are stored in the form of :
A
signals
B
cubes
C
nodes
D
symbols
       ICT       Hypermedia-Database
Question 29 Explanation: 
The premises of a valid deductive argument provide conclusive evidence for its conclusion.
Question 30
Communications bandwidth that has the highest capacity and is used by microwave, cable and fibre optics lines is known as :
A
hyper-link
B
broadband
C
bus width
D
carrier wave
       ICT       Broadband
Question 31
An electronic bill board that has a short text or graphical advertising message is referred to as :
A
bulletin
B
strap
C
bridge line
D
banner
       ICT       Banner
Question 32
Which of the following is not the characteristic of a computer ?
A
computer is an electrical machine
B
computer cannot think at its own
C
computer processes information error free
D
computer can hold data for any length of time
       ICT       Computer
Question 33
Bitumen is obtained from :
A
Forests and Plants
B
Kerosene oil
C
Crude oil
D
underground mines
       Environment       Environment
Question 34
Malaria is caused by :
A
bacterial infection
B
viral infection
C
parasitic infection
D
fungal infection
       Environment       Malaria
Question 35
The cloudy nights are warmer compared to clear nights (without clouds) during winter days. This is because :
A
clouds radiate heat towards the earth
B
clouds prevent cold wave from the sky, descend on earth
C
clouds prevent escaping of the heat radiation from the earth
D
clouds being at great heights from earth absorb heat from the sun and send towards the earth
       Environment       Environment
Question 36
Largest soil group of India is :
A
Red soil
B
Black soil
C
Sandy soil
D
Mountain soil
       Environment       Environment
Question 37
Main pollutant of the Indian coastal water is :
A
oil spill
B
municipal sewage
C
industrial effluents
D
aerosols
       Environment       Environment
Question 38
Human ear is most sensitive to noise in the following frequency ranges :
A
1-2 KHz
B
100-500 Hz
C
10-12 KHz
D
13-16 KHz
       Environment       Noise
Question 39
Which species of chromium is toxic in water :
A
Cr + 2
B
Cr + 3
C
Cr + 6
D
Cr is non-toxic element
       Environment       Environment
Question 40
A negative reaction to a mediated communication is described as :
A
flak
B
fragmented feedback
C
passive response
D
non-conformity
Question 41
The launch of satellite channel by IGNOU on 26 th January 2003 for technological education for the growth and development of distance education is :
A
Eklavya channel
B
Gyandarshan channel
C
Rajrishi channel
D
None of these
       Higher-Education-and-Politics       IGNOU
Question 42
Match List - I with List-II and select the correct answer from the code given below :
A
ii i iv iii
B
i ii iii iv
C
ii iv i iii
D
iv iii ii i
       Higher-Education-and-Politics       Categorization-of-Universities
Question 43
Which of the following is not a Fundamental Right ?
A
Right to equality
B
Right against exploitation
C
Right to freedom of speech and expression
D
Right of free compulsory education of all children upto the age of 14
E
All the above
       Higher-Education-and-Politics       Politics
Question 43 Explanation: 
All are correct
Question 44
The Lok - Sabha can be dissolved before the expiry of its normal five year term by :
A
The Prime Minister
B
The Speaker of Lok Sabha
C
The President on the recommendation of the Prime Minister
D
None of the above
       Higher-Education-and-Politics       Politics
Question 45
Study the following graph carefully and answer Q.No. 44 to 49 given below it :


In which year the value per tin was minimum ?
A
1995
B
1996
C
1998
D
1999
       Data-Interpretation       Data-Interpretation
Question 46
Study the following graph carefully and answer Q.No. 44 to 49 given below it :


What was the difference between the tins exported in 1997 and 1998 ?
A
10
B
1000
C
100000
D
1000000
       Data-Interpretation       Data-Interpretation
Question 47
Study the following graph carefully and answer Q.No. 44 to 49 given below it :


What was the approximate percentage increase in export value from 1995 to 1999 ?
A
350
B
330.3
C
433.3
D
None of these
       Data-Interpretation       Data-Interpretation
Question 48
Study the following graph carefully and answer Q.No. 44 to 49 given below it :


What was the percentage drop in export quantity from 1995 to 1996 ?
A
75
B
50
C
25
D
None of these
       Data-Interpretation       Data-Interpretation
Question 49
Study the following graph carefully and answer Q.No. 44 to 49 given below it :


If in 1998, the tins were exported at the same rate per tin as that in 1997, what would be the value (in crores of rupees) of export in 1998 ?
A
400
B
375
C
352
D
330
       Data-Interpretation       Data-Interpretation
Question 50
Match List - I (Dams) with List - II (River) in the following :
A
a-v, b-iii, c-iv, d-ii, e-i
B
a-iii, b-i, c-ii, d-v, e-iv
C
a-i, b-ii, c-iv, d-iii, e-v
D
a-ii, b-iii, c-iv, d-i, e-v
There are 50 questions to complete.
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